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Poster: WaverBoy Date: Jul 2, 2005 4:22pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: That pesky 368x480 resolution...

Downloaded Ulead VideoStudio 9.0, and used it to convert Good Eating Habits from the archive. Results: even worse than TMPGEnc. The video still turns out strobey, plus now there's no soundtrack. It's been replaced with noise, like you hear on a radio with no reception. What am I doing wrong? These files are driving me INSANE...

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Jul 3, 2005 5:34am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: That pesky 368x480 resolution...

Hmmm..Maybe the source file's no good. How fast are you burning the disk? Trying to think, are you saving the edited file as a DVD file? And what software are you using to burn with? Seems like there are a lot of factors. Even the brand of blank, as well as the DVD player itself can affect things. Win 98? XP? Truth is I have been using Ulead Version 8 and the results look like another channel on television.. trial and error. Make sure the file doesn't get edited a second time if you are using Nero to burn with, there is a bypass option called smart encode which takes your word for it that the file is ready to go without being resampled. When I use that it makes the disk very quickly! Good luck! If you are in Europe, they have a 24 frame per second setup instead of North American 29.95 frame NTSC. That could seriously affect things if that's a factor.

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Poster: WaverBoy Date: Jul 3, 2005 7:09pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: That pesky 368x480 resolution...

No, the source file is fine. I don't know why I'm having this problem...

It's too bad that so many of the best files on this site are screwed up. If I could get them to convert properly to a compatible resolution, I'd be more than willing to download and convert and upload corrected files. Might be a worthy project for those who are tech-savvy enough. I wish I was.

One thing that would be incredibly helpful is if there could be a notation next to the download link of all the files that are in the incompatible 368x480 resolution. Of course, that would probably take eons to do.

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Poster: WaverBoy Date: Jul 3, 2005 7:24pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: That pesky 368x480 resolution...

Oh yeah, there's a bunch of files encoded at 480x480 as well, an equally incompatible resolution. Sigh...

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Jul 5, 2005 2:52pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: That pesky 368x480 resolution...

I think that's what TMpeg views as 1:1 SVCD. It would be great if the files were all set to DVD res for the Mpeg-2 and have the volumes normalized. We are all on our own. At least it makes a helluva crash course in digital A/V!

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Poster: r3 Date: Aug 16, 2005 1:01pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: That pesky 368x480 resolution...

The files you've got at 480x480 may work just fine in your DVD player since many players will handle SVCD's just fine. You might have to transcode the audio to 48K if it's not already. Try one out on a DVD-RW and see how it goes !